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    Carers Allowance when living at different address

    Hi everyone

    A friend has asked me the following question so hope someone can answer as follow.

    Is it allowed for someone who wants to claim CA is living at a different address to the person they will care for?

    The potential Carer lives about 3-4 miles away from the address where the “person to be cared for” lives but is happy to travel.

    Just wanted some clarification on the above please.

    Thank you.

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    Senior Member gus607's Avatar
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    I see no problem with your request. The carer does not have to live with the person they are claiming CA for.

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    Thank you for the clarification.

    Regards

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    They don't have to live at the same address but as for how far away they are allowed to live I don't know.I can't see DWP allowing someone who lives miles and miles away being a carer.
    Check on the Gov web site or google carers allowance and it should tell you.

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    Senior Member beau's Avatar
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    I know of someone who had CA for her mother who lived 50 miles away. She was forever chasing up the motorway.

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